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PhilaU Landscape Architecture Program Helps Create City Green Space: Philadelphia Inquirer

Philadelphia University’s landscape architecture program is helping to develop community green space throughout the city, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported July 16. “There are all sorts of assets in that area that people just can’t get to. We are looking to …

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PhilaU Alumna Creates Smart Glasses to Help Deaf Children Communicate: Observer

Philadelphia University alumna Renee Kakareka ’16 created a startup to develop and market smart glasses to help deaf children communicate, Observer reported July 8. Kakareka, founder and CEO of Olive Devices, first developed the glasses for her senior industrial design

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PhilaU’s Sunderland Develops Rowing Apparel for Olympics: Kansas City Star, Miami Herald, Singapore News and others

Philadelphia University textile engineer Mark Sunderland created innovative seamless rowing apparel with an antimicrobial finish that will be used at the Rio Olympics, reported the Kansas City Star, Miami Herald, Singapore News, Popular Science and other national and international media outlets.

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Mark Sunderland Develops Innovative Rowing Apparel for Olympics: CBS Philly

PhilaU textile engineer Mark Sunderland has developed innovative new seamless, lightweight unisuits that will be worn by U.S. rowers at the Rio Olympics, CBS Philly reported June 30. The unisuits, as well as tights and sports bras, also are treated with …

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Sunderland’s Innovative Olympic Rowing Suit Helps Protect Against Bacteria: CNN

PhilaU textile engineer Mark Sunderland developed innovative rowing apparel for the Rio Olympics that is seamless, lightweight, form-fitting and has an antimicrobial finish that will help protect athletes from bacteria in the water, CNN reported June 28. “The new unisuit …

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Strategic Design Program Director Nixon On Implementing Design Thinking in Business: Forbes

Strategic Design MBA Program Director Natalie Nixon discusses four main ways to implement a strategic design thinking model in business, Forbes reported June 21. Her advice includes going beyond quantitative data to qualitative feedback; applying lateral thinking; prototyping experiences; and …

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President Spinelli Receives Honorary Degree From Ulster University: Belfast Telegraph

Philadelphia University President Stephen Spinelli Jr. received the honorary degree Doctor of Letters today from Ulster University in Northern Ireland, the Belfast Telegraph reported June 28.

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Mark Sunderland’s Innovative Rowing Apparel Headed to Rio Olympics: Philadelphia Inquirer

PhilaU textile engineer Mark Sunderland’s innovative rowing apparel will be traveling with the U.S. rowing team to the 2016 Rio Olympics, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported June 24. The seamless, ultra-lightweight unisuits, tights and sports bras were engineered to be wicking, …

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Queen Victoria Was Wedding Trendsetter, Design Center’s Martin Tells Philadelphia Inquirer

Queen Victoria was a trendsetter at her 1840 wedding to Prince Albert–wearing a formal white gown with lace details, Philadelphia University’s Design Center Curator Marcella Martin said in a June 19 Philadelphia Inquirer story on the use of lace in …

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Fashion Alumna Salkowitz Designs Affordable, Versatile Dress: Philadelphia Inquirer

PhilaU fashion design alumna Arielle Salkowitz ’11 has designed a “handmade, affordable, versatile dress that actually fits,” The Philadelphia Inquirer reported June 10. For her Earl Salko label,  she created the “Classic dress, a tea-length, natural-waist tank dress made of four-way-stretch …

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